Who would have thought that a letterkenny season would be filming this year? During the filming of Letterkenny Season 7, the main character, Frank (Paula Malcomson), has been injured so severely by his aggressor, Jason (Chris Addison), that he is paralyzed from the waist down. It’s a tragedy that no one knew about for most of the show’s run.
In many ways, this is more or less the equivalent of “Losing My Religion.” When Frank and I met in 2020, I thought he was beyond my comprehension. Well, it turns out he was just like me – he did not know the meaning of fear. He thought he could easily take down Jason and take back his business – and that’s exactly what he did.
The one positive in Letterkenny Season 7, however, is that there is now a television series devoted to an Irish comedy drama. It was certainly refreshing to see so many different Irish people portrayed on screen. It’s easy to see why fans of the series have stuck with it throughout the years.
The lack of a real place in Ireland as far as the rest of the world is concerned, only adds to the mystique surrounding Letterkenny. The street where the show takes place, Derry Lane, is on the list of the Top 25 Streets in Ireland.
While the location in itself does make the show seem a little more real, it also gives the episode a certain mystique. No matter where you are in Ireland, it’s likely that you’ll hear the opening credits during your next walk around the block. This is simply because so many locals know the show is filmed in Letterkenny.
Chris Addison, who plays Frank, describes the town as being “kind of like the place in South Africa that’s set amidst the mountains and where your foreign tourists buy Kints. It’s kind of like the Cape Town with the scenery.” (The Cape Town set is the old style movie set.) The scene for Frank and Jason in the penitentiary, he explains, is “a very scary place.”
Mark May, who plays Jason, says the building “looks like it’s had someone has a stroke through it.” It’s an apt description of the building, especially considering that the television show, both in the writing and acting, is based on true events.
Letterkenny Season 7 captures the spirit of the show perfectly. The overall feel of the show is one of truth, along with the majority of the scenes and characters.
For those who enjoy crime dramas and small-town television shows, Letterkenny Season 7 is one of the best shows to tune into. The show is very much alive in its appearance on television, as people constantly tweet about the show as a result of its popularity online.
Fans of the show, the original show itself, and of Irish television in general are all happy that a new TV show has invaded their favorite viewing environment. So, while there is no shortage of crime drama and anti-heroes on television right now, it is nice to see that there are some creativity and effort behind each character and scene in Letterkenny Season 7.
For fans of the show, this series feels very “real” in its depiction of events in Ireland. But while fans of the show and its history can identify with most of the scenes, it would help if there were some additional scenes that could give context to the circumstances of the show’s creation.
There are, in fact, several extras that could be shot to round out the series to make it more substantial. Since so many people love the show, it would be nice to get some extra video footage to keep the fan base engaged throughout the future seasons.